Introducing XL Release 4.8.0


XebiaLabs Support -

Dear XebiaLabs community,

We are pleased to announce the release of XL Release 4.8.0. In this major version of XL Release:

  • You can manage dynamic release data with powerful new variable management features:
    • Release variables are now more flexible; you can give them labels and descriptions, set them to be required or optional, and choose whether they must be filled in before a release starts
    • The new Variables screen in templates and releases allows you to easily create, edit, delete, and replace release variables
    • Global variables are now available, allowing you to share and update information across templates and releases
    • Many new variable types are supported, such as password, number, list, and checkbox (Boolean)
    • The REST API has been extended with new endpoints for working with variables
  • The new User Input task type allows you to prompt users to provide values for release variables while the release is running
  • XL Release's integration with Atlassian JIRA has been expanded to include task types for querying JIRA issues, updating multiple issues at once, and updating issues based on a query
  • You can now change a task's type with just a few clicks, making it easier to model your releases with manual tasks and convert them as you automate parts of the process
  • The new task action menu allows you to take action on a task without opening it; for example, you can assign it to yourself, complete it, skip it, or change its type
  • Visual improvements have been implemented throughout the UI
  • Many bugs have been fixed; you can read about these in the release manual

Before upgrading, please review the release manual for release notes and special upgrade considerations. Also, don't forget to follow the upgrade instructions.

Important: Java SE Development Kit (JDK) 8 is required for XL Release 4.8.0. Java 7 is not supported.

You can download the release at the XebiaLabs Software Distribution site. XL Release 4.8.0 requires version 3 of the XL Release license (xl-release-license.lic), which you can also download at the Software Distribution site.

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